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Modi to visit Gujarat to launch irrigation scheme

Prime Minister Modi also called for water conservation and highlighted his government's initiatives for farmers' welfare. "Now I am settled so will keep visiting to ensure that you don't have any complaint", Mr. It is a Rs 12,000 crore project for Saurashtra region which faces shortage of water for irrigation and other domestic purposes. The 11 districts of Saurashtra often face drought and have been reeling under severe water crisis for the last two years.

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Romanian Couple Arrested In Italy For Looting Quake-Damaged Houses

Italian police have arrested two people for allegedly looting quake-damaged homes. On Saturday, a first day of national mourning had seen a separate state funeral, for 35 victims from other towns. He said he had already discussed the new plan with Italian architect Renzo Piano who told him it may take two generations - or around 50 years - to bring Italy up to the best worldwide safety standards.

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Buhari to meet Ondo APC aspirants ahead of primaries

The originating summons list, as plaintiffs, Abayomi Adesanya (Publicity Secretary), Olutayo Babalayo (Youth Leader), Daoudu Bolakale (Chairman, Akoko North West) and all members of the SEC. According to him, "What we were against is imposition, not an endorsement". Ahead of the September 3 primary of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC), its Chairman, Isaac Kekemeke and the league of local government chairmen have resolved to align with the APC national leadership to conduct a ...

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Germany's Economy Minister Says TTIP Talks Have 'De Facto Failed'

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said it would be "impossible" for the two sides to conclude negotiations on a trade deal by the end of 2016. And Germany's vice chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that the negotiations were effectively dead in the water.

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U.S. alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes

Turkey said it killed 25 Kurdish militants on Sunday. In a written statement on Monday, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook called the clashes south of the Euphrates River town of Jarablus "unacceptable" and a source of "deep concern". Turkeys use of force against Kurdish forces in Syria has not gone down well with the USA, with Washington openly supporting the Kurdish YPG fighters, who have proved to be a vital ground force in the battle against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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Grays man among five dead at Camber Sands on Wednesday, police confirm

The sea around Camber Sands has no especially unsafe features and the deaths remain "very much unexplained", said an RNLI worker positioned further up the coast. But within minutes of entering the water two of the men got into difficulties and the other three went to try to help them. Police said the men had all travelled to Camber for the day on Wednesday.

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Duterte's spokesman says United Nations, int'l bodies not welcome to probe killings

Then he said the Philippines could invite China, African nations and other countries to create a rival worldwide body ... and went on to slam the UN's response to other global issues. "Is that stupid body complaining about the stench there of death". "Why are you Americans killing the black people there, shooting them down when they are already on the ground?" Mr Duterte, dubbed "The Punisher", took office on 30 June after winning the presidency on a single-issue campaign of tackling ...

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Cauvery water release: Karnataka government says no to Tamil Nadu

Keeping the water wars alive, Karnataka government has chose to not share Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu. It accused Karnataka of using 53 tmc ft of water over and above its permitted quantity in the "alleged distress year". He suggested that the CM also adopt a resolution in the Assembly either to persuade the Karnataka government release the water to meet the statutory share of Karaikal or for the Puducherry government to 'condemn the delay on Karnataka's part in meeting the requirements of ...

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Team Trump tries to define immigration policy by contrasting Clinton's plan

Trump needs to speak plainly about how illegal immigrants affect US citizens in areas along the border, DeLay said. "Hillary Clinton-backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities", Trump said at an August 17 rally in Wisconsin.

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Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition leaders

The protest will mark the first time that Zimbabwe's fractured opposition has joined in a single action to confront President Robert Mugabe's government since 2007. Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere said they were on a clean-up. Among them were ousted vice president now opposition leader Joice Mujuru and Zimbabwe's most prominent opposition politician Morgan Tsvangirai.

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Brock Turner Judge Will No Longer Hear Criminal Cases

He'll start hearing civil cases, solely, on September 6. Despite the public outcry, the sitting judge stated that she would not be transferring judge Persky out of Palo Alto. Persky was expected to decide on Thursday whether to reduce a plumber's felony conviction for possession of child pornography to a misdemeanor. As a result of Turner's sentence and wider criticism over US rape cases and rape culture, California lawmakers chose to push through a bill prohibiting persons convicted of ...

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Pilots on Glasgow Airport alcohol charge released on bail

The men appeared Monday in court and were released on bail, according to the court representative. He has been working at United since then. Grebenc is a 2005 graduate of the Air Force Academy, according to an academy spokesman. The incident comes just over a month after two Canadian pilots were also arrested for being drunk in the cockpit at Glasgow Airport before they were scheduled to fly an Airbus A310, which can carry up to 250 passengers, to Toronto for Canada's Air Transat.

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Oopsy: FBI alert reveals election systems in two states have been hacked

According to the Washington Post , the Federal Bureau of Investigation alerted Arizona to this "credible" danger in June, noting that on a scale of one to 10, this threat was an "eight". It turned out that the hackers did not succeed in compromising the state system or even any county system, but rather had managed to steal the user name and password for one Gila County elections official.

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US Urges Russia, Iran to Help Seek Accountability for Syria Chemical Attacks

It follows an earlier report by United Nations weapons inspectors that found "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used in Syria. The panel recommended further investigation of three other cases of suspected chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime. The report, carried out in conjunction with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), accused the Assad regime of using chlorine gas in two attacks and IS fighters of using mustard gas in one assault.

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Portugal's Guterres tops 3rd poll for UN chief — UN Diplomat

In Monday's poll Slovakia's Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak jumped to second spot with nine encourage, five discourage and one no opinion, followed by Irina Bokova of Bulgaria, who is director-general of United Nations cultural organisation UNESCO, and former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, who both had seven encourage, five discourage and three no opinion, diplomats said.

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Donald Trump vows to begin deportations immediately

Clinton accused Trump of "taking hate groups mainstream", while Trump claimed his opponent has continued to be a "bigot" toward African Americans. She is stressing the need to fully integrate mental health services into the USA health care system.

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Five arrested over Brussels lab explosion

Some laboratories caught fire, but there are no reports of casualties. Local media has reported that one or more people in the auto detonated a bomb, causing the blast, but Belgian police have not yet confirmed what happened. She said witnesses reported hearing several explosions but it was not yet clear how these were caused. "An investigation is underway to determine the nature of the explosion", said the prosecutor.

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Australia's Gay Marriage Referendum Loses Support Among LGBT-Friendly Politicians

THE decision by Nick Xenophon Party not to support a national vote on changes to the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to Wednesday underscores the hard position in which the Prime Minister is now placed. She called on "fair-minded Australians" to continue campaigning for marriage equality and put pressure on Coalition MPs, "all those so-called moderates who are now not having the courage of their own convictions".

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Brussels explosion: Bomb targets Institute of Criminology

Damage can be seen at the building of the National Criminology Lab in Brussels. Police have sealed off the area. Forensics enter the National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (INCC-NICC) to inspect the site of an explosion that happened.

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Yemen cross-border shelling kills 3 Saudi children

Earlier, the Yemeni Saba news agency, controlled by Houthi rebels fighting Saudi Arabian-led forces in Yemen, cited "an unidentified military source" as saying a single missile was sacked into Saudi Arabia. Human rights groups have argued that USA forces may also be responsible under the rules of war for civilian casualties because of its support for the Saudi campaign.

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Mike Pence Says Donald Trump's Immigration Policy Is Steady

On immigration, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, Trump's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, would not affirm Sunday that their administration would expel all of the people who are in the USA illegally. "We all know you can't pick them up and ship them across, back across the border". It is not an adult argument. Trump's first tweet about the shooting ended this way: "Just what I have been saying".

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More signs of a chill in India-Pakistan ties

Jaishankar has, however, agreed to discuss aspects related to cross-border terrorism, sources said. "Modi should first stand accountable to the global community for unending and perpetual atrocities against Kashmiris in the disputed state of Jammu Kashmir, Muslims and Dalits in India", he stated, further adding, "Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan and follies of a dictator can not empower the Indian prime minister to speak on our internal issues".

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Storm threats to Florida and Gulf Coast

U.S. Air Force Hurricane Hunters found tropical-storm force winds on Thursday but as circulation has not fully closed, it has not been classified as a tropical depression or tropical storm. A tropical depression southeast of Hawaii Island is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane Monday with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

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Bangladesh 'cafe attack planner killed' in police raid

Chowdhury was the mastermind of the July 1 attack in Dhaka and another attack on an Eid congregation outside Dhaka on July 7 marking the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, he said. "I think he had a unique roll as head of ISIS in Bangladesh and perhaps to launch operations around South Asia as well". According to the investigators, he had accompanied the five attackers from their Bashundhara flat to Gulshan, Dhaka and left the area after bidding them farewell just before the cafe ...

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Kudos to Kenya for hosting Japan's TICAD

President Sirleaf interacts with Japanese Prime Minister Abe during TICAD VI. It has the capacity of positively impacting on the lives of common citizens with the prudent use of the billions of shillings Japan has pledged to give Kenya in support of various development initiatives.

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Philippines President Threatens To Leave UN

In its turn, the United Nations has repeatedly condemned Duterte's violation of human rights: according to the statistics, about 900 suspected drug traffickers have been killed since President Duterte was elected on 9 May. Worldwide human rights groups have voiced concern over the spate of killings of suspected drug suspects in the country. "So take us out of your organisation".

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Donald Trump to Give Speech on Immigration This Week

The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday, Aug. 29, in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.

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Evacuation Orders Lifted For All Communities Affected by Blue Cut Fire

Some structures were destroyed in Lytle Creek , though the area escaped the heaviest damage. The fire 60 miles east of Los Angeles cast an ominous gray-and-orange haze over the picturesque town at an elevation of 6,000 feet that's known for its 1930s cabins.

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Turkey warns Kurds to pull back in Syria

The PKK is primarily a faction within Turkey itself, where it is a major secessionist movement and considered a terrorist organization. The Pentagon called the clashes "unacceptable" and urged an immediate de-escalation. The thud of artillery was heard in the Turkish border town of Karkamis. The leaders are expected to discuss the coup attempt and ongoing efforts to fight the Islamic State in Turkey.

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'IS bomber' kills 71 army recruits in Yemen

The recruits, which made up the overwhelming majority of the casualties, were signing up to be deployed overseas to Djibouti and Eritrea for military, before eventually being redeployed back to the Saudi border to fight Yemen's Shi'ite Houthis.

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11 dead following airstrike on Yemen hospital

Monday's airstrike is the result of a war between a Saudi-led coalition and the Shiite Houthi rebels. The conflict in Yemen pits the internationally-recognized government backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who captured the capital almost two years ago.

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Romania to repatriate 7 bodies of quake victims

Deputy Mayor Gianluca Carloni said his uncle's body had still not been recovered from the hotel, which was particularly busy at this time of year because of a food festival. Romania's foreign ministry says it will pay to repatriate the bodies of seven Romanians who died during last week's quake in central Italy . Italian authorities are trying to figure out how to provide warmer, sturdier housing for people made homeless by last week's natural disaster.

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Bomb Explodes at Brussels Criminology Institute

Police have sealed off the area. The lab is based in a suburb north of Brussels called Neder-Over-Hembeek. "It's a criminal act", said Ine Van Wymersch, a spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office. Some 30 firefighters helped put out the resulting fire at, which media said suffered "significant" damage but caused no casualties. As for the explosion heard by several people nearby, Van wymersch said its cause remain unknown.

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No more criminal trials for judge Aaron Persky

Michelle Dauber, the Stanford law professor behind an effort to oust Persky altogether, told the Los Angeles Times that she will continue efforts to recall Persky partly because he "can still transfer back to hearing criminal cases any time he chooses".

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Philippine troops killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf rebels

Military officials said five other soldiers were wounded in the almost two-hour gun battle that also killed at least two militants in Sulu province's mountainous Patikul town, where the Abu Sayyaf have detained many of their kidnap victims.


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